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Website manually deranked

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by kwojew, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. kwojew

    kwojew Registered Member

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    Hey everyone.

    Today I got manually deranked (not totally deindexed) by Google (message in Google Search Console) due to low quality content on my website and I want to ask about few things:

    - what causes this manual derank? I saw a lot of websites which has just few sentences and they are ranked really high

    - I changed some texts, added more unique articles etc. - now how long I need to wait after request for checking again my website?

    - or maybe it's better to buy new domain (this one I bought in March) and move my website there and start making SEO again?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I'm assuming you received a thin content penalty.
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/2604824?hl=en
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66361

    Here's the problem: when Google says that your site has little to no original content (little original content or no original content), they're not referring to how many words are on the page, they're referring to how much of that content is original; in other words, a site with a few original sentences isn't likely to receive the penalty. You want to add better content (quality) not more content (quantity). Google clarifies this on their thin content support page using the example shown below:
    If you've already made changes to your site and you think you've corrected the issue, go into your Google Search Console account and appeal the manual action. Google will come back to re-evaluate the site and either remove the penalty or leave it, depending on if you really did fix the issue.
    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/35843?hl=en
     
  3. kwojew

    kwojew Registered Member

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    Hey, thanks for reply! Do you know maybe how long I have to wait to get my request checked?
     
  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It varies. Whenever I had to clean up websites with the hacked site and social engineering content penalty, I received responses in as little as 2 days and as long as 2 weeks.
     
  5. kwojew

    kwojew Registered Member

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    thank you again, I hope everything will be fixed :)
     
  6. SuperRyan

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    Yes buy new domain and start working with unique content and attractive niche.
     
  7. T2tkid

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    You can wait for weeks before you get a response. And one advice. Don't trade quality over quantity.
     
  8. kwojew

    kwojew Registered Member

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    so you think it will be better to start again from zero with new domain? that should be better solution than waiting for response?